3 years jail term for smuggling one bag of rice into Nigeria

Written by on September 13, 2019

It has emerged that three years jail-term awaits anybody arrested for smuggling a bag of rice into Nigeria.

Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Retired Colonel Hamid Ali, who announced this, regretted that the act of smuggling of contrabands food items like rice into the country is sabotaging the county’s economy.

Ali warned that the Customs Service would not compromise, as anybody found culpable of smuggling will be prosecuted accordingly.

He urged border communities to support government efforts in fighting illicit importation of contrabands food items into the country by feeding security agencies with any useful information.


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